TIME Unlimited Tours.
North Island & South Island
Nationwide Private Tours & Transfers
TIME Unlimited Tours provide an extensive range of high quality Auckland Tours, Auckland Maori Tours, Guided Wilderness Walks in the Auckland region, Shore Excursions as well as private Auckland and New Zealand-wide tours for discerning clients from around the world. They are one of the most awarded tourism businesses in New Zealand, having now won 3 global tourism awards including the National Geographic World Legacy Award. Their tours are an excellent option for an introduction to New Zealand's largest city, local culture and the best things to see and do. Small group luxury tours or exclusive private options available.
Private Tours provide luxury tours or custom transfers from Auckland to many New Zealand destinations: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, the Hobbiton Movie Set (used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies), Hokianga & Waipoua Forest, the Bay of Islands, the Coromandel, Matakana and many others.
Your private tour will normally start and end in Auckland, but you can also request a pick up or drop off at your next accommodation if you want to put off driving until your jet-lag has worn off. Enquire about pricing for a one way trip to the Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupo or Turangi accommodations.
Private Tours, One-Way Tours and Transfers
We will collect you from your accommodation, airport or ferry terminal and drop you back to your accommodation or to your next destination if you are on a one-way tour. Timings are flexible.
Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour
You have the unique opportunity to experience these 2 world-famous visitor attractions in one wonderful day on your Private Tour. On the way, we take you to points of interest along the route. At Waitomo, experience the world-famous Glowworm Caves on a 45-minute tour, which includes a boat ride on an underground stream. After an optional lunch in Waitomo, we continue on to the Hobbiton Movie Set, setting for both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. This tour lasts about 2 hours and will give you a wonderful introduction into how these movies were made and which parts of the movies were filmed here. See the Hobbit holes and Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the famous Party Tree. At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, you will return to Auckland or continue to your next destination.
Bay of Islands Private Tour
On the way north we stop to look at some magnificent Kauri trees, which are famed as being some of the world’s tallest and most impressive trees. In the Bay of Islands we can stop at the historic Waitangi Treaty House. It was here, on February 6, 1840, that the Pakeha Governor Hobson and the Paramount Chiefs of Aotearoa (New Zealand) signed the document which formed our bi-cultural nation. Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath (Director of our company TIME Unlimited Tours) is a direct descendant of two of those Paramount Chiefs; Patuone and Tamati Waka Nene.
Just a few steps from the Treaty house is Te Tii, Aotearoa New Zealand’s most famous Marae, or meeting place. The Whare Whakairo (carved meeting house) here is exquisite; it displays every example of traditional decoration, from whakairo (carving) to (kowhaiwhai) painted scroll patterns. Below the Treaty House and the Marae near the water’s edge lies Ngatokimatawhaorua, the huge, beautifully carved waka of the Ngapuhi Iwi who are the tangata whenua or local people here.
You also have the option to take a cruise around the Bay of Islands to see the very best of this stunning area including the famous hole in the rock (own cost). You are also very likely to see some of the many Dolphins that live here. There are several alternative options for cruising the Bay of Islands at varying prices, so to give you the option to include exactly what you are looking for, we can certainly help you to book it (at own cost).
Coromandel Private Tour
Pass through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastline on the way to the famous Coromandel Peninsula with its world-class beaches and wonderful scenery. Our 2 ½ hour drive to the east, we roll down through the hills of the south Auckland region and across the vast, rich Hauraki Plains. Reaching the coast, we follow miles of golden sand and rolling surf, until the Coromandel ranges rise majestically before us. We wind through miles of lush native bush and look down on the beautiful secluded bays of the Coromandel Peninsula. We can add stops at Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Tairua or Miranda Hot Pools to suit.
Rotorua Private Tour
We take you on a journey through the Waikato region to see the many famous attractions in Rotorua. Highlights include the lake front and Government Gardens with the stunning Rotorua Museum which not only holds some of New Zealand’s most fascinating collections, but is also housed in the stunning old Victorian bath house. We can continue on to the magnificent Redwood Forest, the Blue and Green Lakes and Lake Tarawera, with the dramatically beautiful and volatile volcano Mount Tarawera in the background. Mount Tarawera last erupted in 1886 and has been dormant ever since...until the next eruption...There are also many additional activities you can include into the tour, which your guide can inform you about.
Matakana Private Tour
Step into our backyard and experience the rich local flavours of the Matakana coast on our Private Auckland to Matakana Coast Food and Wine Tours. Just an hour north of the City of Sails (Auckland) lies a captivating wine country dotted with historic villages, vast coastlines, dense native forest and proud local businesses that look forward to showing you what makes this region a special destination with lots to offer as a day tour from Auckland.
Please bring: walking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, your camera and a smile!
Contact operator for a quote
Transport, guide & snacks included; entry fees & lunch are additional costs
We pick up and drop off from Auckland City accommodation, Auckland airport and ferry terminal and do transfers to Auckland from most North Island accommodations.
GROUP SIZE Small group or Private Tours
CHILD POLICY Child friendly
CANCELLATIONS Please enquire
SEASON Open year round
- Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
- T +64 9 846 3469 / M: 0274 846 369 / FP 0800 868 463 / SK time.unlimited
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Accommodation, city & airport pick-ups, Auckland